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caption colorado, l.l.c. heading home. the last major u.s. combat brigade leaves iraq as more than 50,000 troops get ready for the next step for the u.s. mission. we will ask a u.s. general what they have left to accomplish. no regrets. president obama insists muslims have the right to build a community center and mosque near ground zero. though a growing number of democrats say that it is the wrong place and the majority of americans agree. salmonella outbreak. hundreds of people are sickened as an iowa farm recalls 380 million eggs. we will tell what you states are hardest hit and how to stay safe. raging bull. how this bull took a wrong turn
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and left 40 people injured in the stands. early this thursday morning, august 19th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs thursday already. the week is flying by. >> it is when you take monday and tuesday off. >> who did that? >> good morning, everybody. i'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. >> for several days we have been reporting on the egg recall, the farm out of iowa. here is what we will do for you in a couple of minutes. dr. jennifer ashton will be here and we will take on an egg carton and tell you what you need to look for to find out if the eggs in your refrigerator are effective or not. >> the recall is huge now. the number of eggs, very scary. we are going to take care of you this morning. also ahead we talked so much about the dangers of texting and driving. plastic surgeon to the stars apparently texting just before
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his car goes off the road and he died. now they are looking at a connection of -- >> the top of the sand dune. telling the story how beautiful it was. >> sending pictures. how he made it up and then this drajty happens. a close look at this as well. major milestone on the war in iraq. last large u.s. combat brigade has left the country. cbs news chief white house correspondent chip reid has the latest on that. chip, good morning. >> good morning, harry. it is big news for troops in iraq that the last brigade of combat troops is out. there have been reports the last combat troops are out. the pentagon says that's not true. there are still about 6 thousand combat troops but this was the last major element. barack obama, the president, of course, did set the end of the month as the timeline for getting the last combat traps out and the white house says they are still on track to do that. 6,000 troops to go. the ones that came out yesterday
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certainly were happy about it. let's listen to a couple of those. >> finally get to this point. >> relieved it is over. finally out of iraq. ready go home. >> going home. >> troops remaining in iraq will still be engaged until the end of next year in counterterrorism operations and protecting facilities around iraq. this is not the end of casualties in iraq. this is not the end of danger in iraq. but technically, the end of this month, they will have the combat troops out of iraq. >> chip reid at the white house. thanks. >> you bet. let's get more on the future of the u.s. mission from major general lanza. he joins us from baghdad. general, good morning. >> good morning, harry. thanks for having me on your show. >> as we saw these troops
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leaving the country last night and heading into kuwait, we realize that major combat operations are over in iraq for such troops. what's that mean exactly? >> what it means is our mission still continues. we are going to transition from combat operations to stability operations and we are doing that as we are drawing down our forces now to 50,000 by 1 september. with that brigade that left for roughly a little over 56,000 right now and on 1 september we will transition to stability operations as part of operation new dawn. as we do stability operations we will don't partner to support counterterrorism operations and support the provincial reconstruction teams that work through the embassy and help build civil capacity and develop civil institution and then finally continue to grow the capability and capacity of the iraqi security forces and as we continue to train, coordinate, advise and assistant them until our mission ends december of 2011. >> as you are in baghdad and witness what has gone on as the
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united states ramped down combat operations, civilian government has not been capable of over how many -- five months now forming itself. there is a power vacuum. the civilian death toll has nearly doubled from june to july. add another record pace now for august. there is a vacuum there. is it possible that the united states will be sucked back into that vortex again? >> i certainly think the iraqi security forces are capable of providing security as we have seen during the election here on 7 march. their capability continues to grow which enabled us to conduct our responsible drawdown. certainly the impact of government now requires that the government get seated and the quick their happens, obviously, that helps mitigate some of the violent agents we have seen. more importantly, harry, what we have seen with the iraqi security force is that their commitment to abiding by the constitution and they have remained apolitical and have stayed on their mission and still conducted operations and the population continues to have trust and confidence in their
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ability to provide internal security in the country. >> that remains an important question. i want to dwell on that for second because from the -- from the get-go there was so much waste put on the shoulders of the iraqi military. it was almost -- vast drives have been made. do you feel confident that they are up to the task at hand going into the future? >> absolutely. if you look at 2003, 2004, we did not have an iraqi security force here. in 2007 we questioned -- 2006 whether they were able to fight. now what you have right now is -- force of over 660,000 men, both in the security forces and police and army. they have shown that they can secure the country for the elections. they have shown they can secure the country for this. more i roops
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behind. then turned the major war on terrorism into iraq. good for u.s. military, sitting on a lot of oil, in the middle of the crucial region of the world. why do we want to be in afghanistan? this president out of political correctness because ee he wanted to respond to, iraq is a war of convenience. afghanistan is a war of necessi necessity. no, bush cared about security. obama cares about political correctness. >> tanya, i can hear new the background and i know you want to jump in. >> it is funny because ann's perspective is complete ly ahistorical. barack obama is the president of the united states right now
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which means iraq is his war. it also means that afghanistan, too, is his war. and as it was george bush's war with he directed the operation. afghanistan borders the country called pakistan. there is a reason that we need to keep that country and that region of the world stable. all of that aside, i think the general made a really good point. it is time now that we left the iraqi people govern themselves and need to rule themselves and that -- that military really needs to be responsible for its own country's security. we are not gone. we are going to provide a very important valuable training mechanism. i definitely think this is a step in the right direction. >> there has been so much talk, every day something new comes out, about plans for mosque, islamic center near ground zero. tanya, you kick this one off. we are hearing from the president on this. saying he doesn't regret those comments. is this the kind of thing that's going to go away or starting to
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shape the road to the election? >> well, you know, a lot of partisans going to try to turn this into an even nastier issue than it has basketball. we would be wise to follow the lead, george's bush's former solicitor general that lost his life on 9/11, he said the notion and the united states of america, we would deny people the right to have a religious place, it is unconscionable. smart republicans, fair republicans, fair people of all political persuasion needs to look -- looking at this in the -- really, a constitutional issue and freedom issue. it should not be this political question it has become. >> one person made it. not only a political issue but a national political issue. that's president obama who wanted a standing ovation from a
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muslim audience at a ramadan dinner at the white house. he comes out in favor of the mosque. as soon as he's not in front after crowd that will give him standing ovation for that he is taken back. >> will it go away or does this continue through november? >> not until we know what will happen to the mosque at ground zero. i will satan yeah is absolutely giving the democratic position. america, you want a mosque at ground zero, vote for the democrats. >> no, no. i'm giving the american position, ann. i'm giving the american position. my constitution -- >> we have to leave it there. there's much more to talk about in the month ahead. tanya acker and ann coulter. this morning, 380 million eggs are being recalled in and a widening salmonella outbreak. the eggs which came from a single farm in iowa sickened a couple hundred people in california and colorado and minnesota. salmonella cases are also being investigated in 10 other states. our dr. jennifer ashton is here with details.
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>> good morning. >> these eggs all came out of the one farm in the -- in iowa. there are millions and millions of them. they are spread all over the place. >> exactly. here is the key information. this is how you can tell if you have eggs you should throw out. first of all, they came out of bright county egg distributor in iowa. these are eggs that have been shipped since may 19. they have been distributed across the country. nationwide. and the key information, harry is they are specifically plant numbers 1026, 1413, 1946. those numbers will con to be zone those are the numbers you need to look for on the egg carton. we have a couple of egg cartons in the studio. here is the place right down on the bottom line that tells you if the numbers match up. >> that's right. four digit numbers started by the letter p as in peter. >> there you go. pitch them out. simple as that. >> 1026, 1413, 1946.
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again, distributed since late spring. >> we should say these are not recalled. >> correct. >> we talk about salmonella every summer. how would you know if you were getting it? >> here is what you need to know. this is the most common bacterial food born illness in the country. usually causes symptoms 12 to 72 hours after exposure and anything from fever to adom natural cramps, diarrhea, happens a lot. >> happen as lot. lot of cases are underreported. most cases go away on their own. if you have those symptoms and not getting better, see your doctor. >> very good advice. dr. ashton, that's what we do around here. let's get more news. jeff glor is at the news desk. good morning. unemployment is up again. the labor department this morning says the number of new claims 12,000 last week to 500,000. the first time they reached the half million mark since last november. the economists say that employers are cutting more jobs as the recovery slows down.
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the flood disaster in pakistan. the u.s. plans to announce today's increasing emergency aid to $150 million. other countries are contributing. german red cross touched down in islamabad today. the need gro the need is tremendously needed. i spoke to ben pickering of oxfam. how bad is it in the swath valley now? >> the devastation that i have seen there of my recent trip is widespread. i have actually spoken to people whose homes were damaged, some cases homes washed away by the flooding. they are sleeping outside in the open. they need food and clean water. medical care, shelter. not just themselves but their families as well. it is a very desperate situation indeed. >> pickering showed a major concern is disease including diarrhea which is a deadly
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threat for children. things went very wrong in a bullfight in spain when the bull took the fight to the stands. look at this. the bull was in
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remember a couple weeks ago we had a father of a little girl, they're on vacation in the midwest. she really loves amusement park rides. i really want to go on this one. goes up, goes on the ride. she ends up being horribly hurt. the physician saves her life on the scene. >> this is the dad, the father's a physician. >> right. we had a conversation with him about what happened, what went wrong. there's a picture of the little girl horribly hurt. what's going on?
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>> this morning we'll speak with the attorney for the man who was operating therride. who says basically he just sort of blanked out for a minute. this is what the attorney says. he says, this can happen when you might go through a stop sign, this could happen behind the wheel of a car. it was an accident. my client just blanked out. the problem was that the net that was supposed to come up to catch her so she didn't fall and hit the ground, as she did -- >> this guy is facing charges. >> he could face charges. he could face jail time. he's back at work now at the amusement park. >> wow. also coming up, we get you the latest on the plastic surgeon to the stars who apparently was tweeting as his car went over a cliff ending in his death. that story and more coming up on "the early show." >> announcer: this portion of "the early show" sponsored by air optix brand contact lenses. the lens you can survive a long day in. do at the beginning? air optix® contact lenses have superior deposit resistance for cleaner lenses. air optix®, the lens you can survive a long day in.
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good morning. it's 7:25. in the headlines, hundreds of people in california have gotten sick from eating eggs contaminated with salmonella. santa clara county has 38 cases. that's the most in the bay area. there are more than 20 cases each in san francisco and contra costa counties. you can find out if your eggs are on the recall list by going to most california state offices will be closed tomorrow. the state supreme court has decided that governor schwarzenegger does have the right to force state workers to take days off without pay. so tomorrow will be the first furlough friday since the new fiscal year began without a budget on july 1. and one santa clara tech company is buying another. chipmaker intel is paying nearly $7.7 billion for
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but look at that line of slow traffic. under 30 miles per hour in some places. and it still looks like this. not a good scene there in antioch from hillcrest to somersville road just the usual congestion there. another accident in the santa cruz mountains. this is northbound highway 17 approaching summit road. have an accident there sounds like a car went down the embankment. so maybe slow there for a while. and at the bay bridge we have a backup now. the metering lights were turned on about 7:00 so backed up to the end of the parking lot. the that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast for this morning, here we are looking out towards the bay bridge. boy, it's cloudy out there. cloudy skies, drizzle and delays on arrival at sfo because of the low clouds. seven-day forecast showing we got mild temperatures in place again for today. but they are pretty nice. 90 inland, mid-60s around the bay, and the mid-60s along the coast with sunshine expected. we are cooling down for the weekend. and then we are warming right back up.
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nice crowd out on the plaza on a thursday morning. welcome back to "the early show," everyone. we'll get you the latest on dr. frank ryan, this plastic surgeon to the stars. you may remember he did ten surgeries on heidi montag, that reality tv star, along with several other celebrities. as we're reporting, he died if a car crash on monday. police at this point trying to figure out if he was, in fact, messaging, perhaps even tweeting on his cell phone at the time of that accident. he had sent photo to twitter minutes before it happened. also ahead, the new refinancing boom. people want to take advantage of historic low mortgage rates. thanks to the housing crisis, banks are a lot tougher, though, about letting homeowners borrow money. our rebecca jarvis has important
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advice if you are thinking about refinancing. first, though, we want to get you an update on that terrible amusement park accident we told you about a couple weeks ago. a 12-year-old florida girl who fell nearly ten stories to the ground when a ride operator released a platform before the proper safety nets were in place. that operator has now been charged with a felony. before we speak exclusively with his attorney, cbs news correspondent ben tracy joins us with the latest to get us caught up here on the case. good morning. >> good morning. it's been more than two weeks since teagan marti plunged to the ground and doctors still don't know whether or not she's paralyzed. the man who let her freefall faces up to 25 years in prison. >> see you later. >> reporter: this was the kind of thrill 12-year-old teagan marti was looking for when she signed up for the terminal velocity freefall ride at this wisconsin amusement park. >> oh. >> ready? >> reporter: she had seen 33-year-old charles carnell, the ride operator, on this travel channel special and begged her
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parents to go. little did she know, he would be in court wednesday charged with first-degree reckless injury for almost killing her. >> a $100,000 fine and 25 years in prison. >> reporter: here's what happened. teagan was raised on a platform 100 feet in the air but carnell let her go too early and and she plunged about ten stories, hitting the ground below. according to the criminal complaint, carnell quote, didn't look for or get the signal the safety nets were in place. and he totally blanked it out. when teagan hit the ground, carnell, quote, heard a thud and saw her land on her back. >> it could be an adequate defense. he never intended any harm to happen. it was human error. a brain freeze, something we all experience. >> reporter: when police found the girl, her skin was grey and her lips blue. there was blood coming from her mouth, ears and nose. teagan suffered fractures to her spine and pelvis and swelling in
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her brain. her father feared the worst. >> at the moment she fell, i heard that loud thud, i -- i just assumed she was dead. it was that horrific. >> reporter: now, teagan is still in the hospital this morning in critical but stable condition. as for carnell, the judge ordered he not have any contact with teagan or her family. he is able to work at the amusement park but he cannot operate the freefall ride, the bungee jump or the ejector seat ride at that park. erica? >> ben, thanks. joining us exclusively from madison, wisconsin, is charles carnell's attorney, chris van wagner. thanks for being withit us. you say your client remembers the incident vividly. he remembers hearing teagan hit the ground, he remembers seeing her but he blanked out at that crucial moment. is that how he says this happened? >> he had one of those momentary spaceouts, that's human nature. we have it while we're driving, talking, sitting here. it's awful. it's terrible.
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but we don't believe it's criminal. >> so you say one of these human moments. do you see any difference between sfas spacing out at your desk at work and spacing out when you're operating a ride where you have someone's life in your hands? >> well, there's a terrific difference in terms of the risk. but in the area of criminal law, what the criminal law seeks to address and correct and punish is when people do things that reflect something in their minds that is more than just carelessness. even carelessness can be a crime in certain limited circumstances, but in wisconsin at least, the only two circumstances in which that is true is if you're operating a motor vehicle carelessly, very carelessly but not quite recklessly and somebody is killed because of it, or if you're handling a firearm and you're careless with it. now, in this particular case, i put it to you this way, in order for the state to convict anybody in this circumstance they have to show not that he had one of those moments where he said, oh, my god, what did i do? but, rather, i don't really give a darn what happens next.
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there's a big difference there. >> and that's because he is charged with one count here, first-degree recklessness. so, you -- >> right. he's charged with -- he's charged with being reckless in a criminal fashion. it requires they show he made a conscious disregard, conscious disregard of a substantial risk of death. obviously, any mistake by an operator in his position could be fatal. what happened to teagan marti is awful. he's devastated. but whether it's criminal or not is a different question. and it's really -- ultimately difficult for many people that i've spoken with to understand why he was even charged. on the other hand, the district attorney has interpreted the law the way they are and that's what cases are all about. >> there is a little girl lying in a hospital now. we don't know if she's paralyzed. we don't know if she'll get up or be able to communicate properly again. so, a lot of people would say, that is why he is charged. this all happened less than a month ago. he is devastated, as you said, and yet he's back working at the
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amusement park. is it not a little soon for him to be back there? i imagine that has to be difficult for your client. >> first, the dells is a place where there's a ten-week work season. you go from two weeks before the fourth of july until labor day. the people f
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in this morning's "moneywatch," is now the time to refinance? mortgage rates are at record lows and the mortgage bankers association reports a 17% jump in applications for refinancing home loans. that's hitting a 15-month high. wow. cbs news, business and economics reporter rebecca jarvis is here with important refi info. can we take a look at these? can we just ogle these mortgage rates for a moment or two?
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>> they are beautiful. >> 30-year fixed rate is 4.4%, that's the average. the 15-year fixed rate is below 4% at 3.92%. >> that is -- >> good deal. >> you just want to look at that. if you could qualify, if you can do this, this is something to jump on. before we get to that, though, we should also realize that as beautiful as those numbers are, there are costs involved. >> there are costs. there's no such thing as a free lunch. so, you have the cost of the -- actual cost of the closing costs, which can be up to $4,000 on a $200,000 mortgage. on top of that, sometimes there are prepayment penalties, so you need to check with your current mortgage to see if you're going to face that. and on top of that, you have to look at the fact that there can be lower payments based on these lower rates. but if you span the rates out over a longer portion of time, you could actually end up ultimately paying more on your mortgage. >> right. let's say wewe really, really wt to refinance, right? how good do i have to -- how good a customer do i need to be
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in order to qualify? >> right now you do have to have pretty strong credit. obviously, the crisis we faced over the last couple of years have made banks really weary of giving out money. your credit score needs to be about 720 or higher in order to get a good interest rate. on top of that, the value of your home is going to come into play here. if the value of your home has significantly dropped, less than your current mortgage, it's going to be really hard so get -- >> if you're severely under water, it's not going to happen. >> exactly. and then you have income requirements. basically they look and say, is your monthly payment going to be less than 30% of your monthly income. that's what they want to see. >> if you're in a neighborhood that's been severely impacted, for instance, even though you still have your job, cooking along, good credit story and everything else -- >> it can be a struggle. but you should do your research and see if it's possible. >> last but not least. resources, where do we look for help? >> there's great resources. is a great place to
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see how neighborhood is doing, home value is doing, before you pay someone to appraise your home. check out for comparable houses in your neighborhood., they'll give you a worksheet so you can work through -- >> do the numbers ahead of time. >> and will compare and contrast rates in your area. >> good news if you qualify. rebecca jarvis. thank you so much. for more help on refinancing, all you need to do is go to up next, a celebrity plastic surgeon frank ryan may have been messaging on his phone just before his car crashed. we'll have the latest on the fatal accident when we come back. ♪
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it is 7:58. time for news headlines from cbs 5.i'm julie watts. a blockbuster business deal involving two silicon valley companies. chipmaker intel announced this morning it's agreed to buy computer security giant mcafee for nearly $7.7 billion. both companies have their headquarters in santa clara. the deal still needs approval from mcafee shareholders and federal regulators. the state supreme court has overturned a lower court decision that had temporarily blocked furlough days for state workers. governor schwarzenegger had ordered 150,000 workers to take three unpaid days off per month to conserve state money during the budget impasse. most state offices will be closed tomorrow and next friday. this evening caltrain will
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good morning. we have a new crash in the same spot as we had an old crash near bailey road on westbound highway 4. so it's slow through the area right now. at last check, two middle lanes were blocked approaching the bailey road exit. according to our sensors it's improved in the last couple of minutes but it's stop and go from at least hillcrest all the way out in antioch. a new problem in fairfield in the commute direction. westbound 880 approaching red top accident with big rigs so members of the phone force say traffic is beginning to back up and at the bay bridge, backed up to the west grand overcrossing. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. this morning, cloudy skies out there, thursday morning. looking out towards san jose, boy, i see nothing that looks like sunshine. but there is some sunshine in the forecast. here's a look at our seven-day forecast. later on today mid-60s at the coast, mid-60s around the bay and near 90 inland. mild temperatures today, warming up a bit. but we're cooling down for the weekend. ,,,,
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to look at the medical issues and more in just a moment. >> i hope you weren't eating breakfast during those pictures. i'm sorry if you were. also ahead, a trend among unhappy couples. they live apart sometimes for years, but they never actually get divorced. why? they say it's better, especially when they actually like their spouse but they just can't really live with them. we're going to speak to the happily undivorced people and get some tips for some couples who may be wondering what their status should be. >> how not to co-habitate. first, let's check in with jeff glor, who is at the news desk this morning. good morning, jeff. >> harry, good morning. erica, good morning. good morning, everyone. we begin with that expanding recall of eggs linked to hundreds of cases of salmonella poisoning. the recall now involves 380 million eggs. that's 32 million dozen, from a sprawling production facility in iowa. the iowa eggs are recalled nationwide and salmonella outbreaks have been linked to them in minnesota, colorado and california right now. 13 other states reported spikes in cases of salmonella poisoning which causes symptoms much like
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the flu. >> you're going to probably have some kind of abdominal cramps to start it off, and you're probably going to have a fever and you're probably going to have severe diarrhea. >> the recalled eggs are recalled under more than a dozen brand names and are also sold wholesale to food service companies. now to iraq, where it's the end of major combat operations for the u.s. the last major unit of american combat troops, the 4th stryker brigade, left iraq this morning, crossing into kuwait to begin their trip home. that leaves just 6,000 u.s. combat troops in iraq. all of them are set to leave by the end of the month. about 50,000 troops will remain in what's called a stability force. and joining us this morning from washington is retired brigadier general anthony tata, author of the new military thriller "rogue threat." general, good morning. >> good morning, jeff. always good to be with you. >> good to have you here. so, the end of major combat operations, what does that mean? >> well, what i think it means for this administration is that
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it's the last combat brigade coming out of iraq. president obama needs to be careful that this isn't his "mission accomplished" moment that president bush had, because we're going to have 50,000 troops remaining in iraq, which when i was a deputy commander in afghanistan, i had 30,000 troops there, and afghanistan's one-third larger and 8 million more people than iraq. so, there's still going to be combat going on. these troops are going to be in direct conflict with the enemy. and truly what it means is that we're transitioning to a support role as my friend steve lanza said earlier in the morning at 7:00. >> so, we're talking more about that support role. we're going to be relying more on these private security forces. obviously, there have been concerns and issues in the past. are you worried about the increased reliance on the private security forces in iraq? >> well, the private security forces that are coming in to support the state department, as the d.o.d. transitions out, the
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department of state will obviously transition in to carry on the diplomatic mission, and these private security forces are going to be doing the training of the iraqi police and security for the department of state. so, yes, there is a little bit of concern. they're not as professional a force as our american military is. and quite frankly, jeff, the american military deserves the credit here. i heard some earlier guests commenting on whether this is a president obama or president bush victory. this is a victory for the american people and the american military that really carried this war on their backs for the last 7 1/2, 8 years. >> general, can i ask you about the iraqi police force themselves? how ready are they? >> i think between the iraqi military and the iraqi police, the iraqi military is more ready and capable than the iraqi police. and so, that's why you're going to see this emphasis on training the iraqi police so that they
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can get into the streets and begin the business of policing the citizens of iraq just like our police forces do here, to protect and serve. and the iraqi military will then provide larger security against regional threats. >> and general, final question in 15 seconds here that we have left. what does this mean for afghanistan right now? >> well, every brigade combat team the -- the army has 49 active brigade combat teams. at the peak of iraq, you had 20 in there. and so, now we're going to have zero brigade combat teams in iraq, and they can reset over 12 months and be ready to surge into afghanistan so that we can keep the pressure there where we need it, quite frankly, as we expand our role in afghanistan. >> retired brigadier general anthony tata, thank you so much for joining us from washington this morning. good to see you, sir. >> always a pleasure. katie couric has a preview now of tonight's "cbs evening
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news." >> i'm katie couric in kabul. after nine years of fighting, what is the new strategy for victory in afghanistan? is this war even winnable, and is it worth the sacrifice? i'll talk with the top u.s. commander, general david petraeus, tonight on the "cbs evening news." dave price remains on his honeymoon this morning, so lonnie quinn once again has a check of the weather. lonnie, good morning. >> hey, good morning to you, jeff. good morning, everybody. check out all the orange. amanda, you're going to tell me what all the orange shirts are all about. >> urban girl squad, a social networking group for women in their 20s and 30s in new york city. >> rahr a charitable organization? what do you do? >> we're a social group -- >> wait, wait, a social group.
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bedbugs are horrible to think about, even worse to see, and we are seeing them a lot more often. the worst may be in ohio, which is being called the bedbug capital of the united states. state officials there held a crisis meeting yesterday with officials from the epa. here in new york city, an infested movie theater complex was sprayed, and some seats were replaced before it was reopened again. we want to bring back our dr. jennifer ashton now to talk about this growing infestation, a scourge across the country. >> it is. >> you know what? it's only amusing unless you've had them or have had a confrontation with them, and
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it's not funny at all. >> it's not funny at all, and harry, there are several theories as to why we're seeing so much in terms of bedbugs, both in the news and in our homes, movie theaters, stores, other networks have had them. >> right. >> and the theories are, number one, in an ecosystem, you can always see changes, fluctuations, certain species become extinct, certain species flourish. >> right. >> that happens throughout history. there could be some insecticide resistance at play here. and certainly with travel, people are moving all over the place, they're staying in hotels, they're coming from different parts of the world. we're just seeing them more. >> wow. they just really seem to be everywhere. are they, however, dangerous? >> well, you would think they would be, right? because they, in fact, feed on our blood. so, the thinking is that they could do the same things to us as mosquitos. >> sure. >> there's no evidence of that. >> there's no west nile-type virus or anything that goes with bedbugs? >> correct. there is no evidence they can spread blood-borne diseases. what they can do is cause superficial skin irritation,
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inflammation, itchiness in the bug bites. occasionally, they can become super infected and need antibiotics, but there is a mental health aspect to this, harry. we joked about it, but it is real. this can cause significant stress. if you have bedbugs in your living environment, it can make you crazy. >> freak out, yeah. >> there is a big it factor. it can disturb your sleep. people are sleeping out of their homes. it can be significant. >> is that scientific terminology, it factor? >> it factor? that's the medical term. >> okay, just wanted to make sure. now, how do you make sure you don't get them? >> first of all, when travel 'put your luggage on racks. don't put your suitcases on beds or on the floor. put them in the closet. obviously, within your home, there are a couple of things you can do. they like clutter. they like places where you can hide in dark and cuddly environments. so, you actually want to vacuum often and regularly. in terms of when you clean your clothes, you want to clean them in hot water. might not be so eco-friendly, but it will kill the bedbugs. use a clothes dryer to dry your
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clothes. they will become exterminated by freezing. now, sometimes you can put a sheet in your ice box, but actually, you'll probably need professional help with an exterminator. >> right. there are sheets you can actually buy that cover the entire mattress -- >> the whole mattress. >> because they like to get in the crevices of the mattress. >> and we've seen that before. you want to check the area of the mattress where the seams are and look for dark stains about the size of a lentil, about a quarter of an inch. so, you can see them, but sometimes you just see the blood stains. >> it factor. >> no joke. >> dr. jennifer ashton, appreciate it. up next, why breaking up is harder to do for some couples. they are permanently separated. call it the undivorced. we'll be right back. you need every day, of the fiber try fiberchoice. with the natural fiber found in fruits and vegetables and 33% more fiber per serving than benefiber. go to to get savings and rewards. aveeno hair shines in real life. new aveeno nourish plus shine with active naturals wheat
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not. a growing number of unhappily married couples are splitting up but they're not going so far as getting divorced. today's tough economy is part of that equation. but the people who do it say, they actually have lots of other reasons, too. jane anthony is part of an emerging trend. married couples not exactly married. >> we've been separated for at least ten years now. >> but not yet divorced. call it marital limbo. >> they are emotionally divorced. they are not legally divorced. but the emotional divorce can happen years before they even talk about divorce. >> that's what happened to jane and her husband. >> we were married for 14 years, and i would say the last five or six years of that marriage is when discontentment started to set in. >> that was over ten years ago. even though he moved out, they never signed the papers. >> i kept thinking about my children. you know, if we separate, if we divorce, what's that going to do to them. >> at the time, emma was 11 and
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nathan, 7. >> if they had taken care of everything right away, as soon as they decided to be separated, there definitely would have been a lot of tension. >> we didn't consult lawyers. we didn't get a custody arrangement. we were truly winging it. >> that probably helped keep things as normal as possible. >> that new normal saw parent together as family gatherings, sometimes with significant others. >> do what you can to be friendly for your kids. >> experts say for every undivorced couple happily separated, many more remain missably married. >> people are stressed because of the economy, which is putting stress on the marriage. people can't divorce if they wanted to, so it makes people feel trapped. >> the best scenario is the parents stay together and you live happily ever after. >> even if that's not possible, and jane says she's living proof of that, the formerly happy couple managed to remain civil. >> in my mind he's an ex.
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divorce is a legal term. so, in our hearts, we're divorced. according to the courts, we're not. >> so, just what do you do? how do you get to a situation like this? here to discuss couples who split up but stay married dr. robi ludwig, contributor to and good to have you both with us, michele lowrance, author. why is it more and more couples are staying married but we're calling them undivorced. >> if there was one main reason it would be driven by the economy. and people don't want to pay the lawyers' fees. if you have a nest egg and you've accumulated it, you can't be sure anymore you're going to be able to replenish it. and the economy is depleted. i mean, the real estate is down. who wants to sell at the very bottom of the market? you put your life savings into this. >> but legally there could be
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some ram ficks because if you're still married, you still have these assets in common. you know, this is the person who's your next of kin. this is the person who could deal with those medical issues if you're not able to. are there some things you should put into place legally even if you're not divorced? >> you should put them in place. you could be responsible to their debt, their children might misinterpret what's going on. if they are in charge of your health care, if it's a hostile situation, you don't want them to be in charge of pulling the plug on you. >> no, you don't. >> pull the plug, yeah. >> those are all the things you have to think about. >> that's why we're seeing this resurge of things called post nuptial agreement. >> you put those in place afterwards but still stay married. >> how do you know nowadays whether it is time to give up on this marriage, to say good-bye? >> that's difficult to know because we don't really know what healthy relationship is, in a way. but i think you need to at least work on your problems. you know, have you really
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addressed the issue with a professional? are you getting out impulsively? it is very hard to feel loving when you're enraged with your partner. so some people make a decision before they've actually worked through the problem. >> so, you say there are three important questions you can ask yourselves and as a couple. >> have i worked through my problems? did i see a professional, work with clergy, et cetera? do i respect my partner? because i think the loving feeling sometimes can be stronger sometimes and less so at others. that's really normal. there are cycles to relationships. but if you don't respect your partner there's no way you can love them. finally, what will my life look like in five years after i leave this relationship? will it be better? how will i feel about remarriage? what will my family look like? can i tolerate that? >> so, all things to take into account. a lot of people you mentioned, too, the financial aspects of this especially in today's economy. going through with a divorce, especially if there's a custody agreement involved, can be
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incredibly expensive, even tens of thousands of dollars to deal with that when it comes to the children. is that a reason, though, to stay married? >> it's not a reason to stay married to avoid legal fees in and of itself. it may be a reasonable to try and mediate your case or do collaborative law or work on some agreements with good, intelligent lawyers. it may be a reason to not blow -- throw a hand grenade in the middle of your marriage. >> but you also think, too, that a lot of people say, it's due to finances. in some ways they just emotionally are not ready to do it. >> people say it's due to kid. is it ever the right idea for the children -- >> i also don't buy that either. >> is that a reason to stay together? >> no. i think if you stay together for the kids, then figure out how to be happy, you know, in your marriage. but also you have to think about what role models are you setting? what kind of example are you setting about marriage to your kids? do you really want to show that marriage about leaving separate lives and in separate bedrooms? >> a lot of things to take into
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good morning. it's 8:25. in the headlines this morning, the egg recalling of salmonella contamination is expanding. now up to 380 million eggs from iowa. more than 100 people in the bay area are believed to have gotten sick from eating bad eggs. furlough fridays are on again. the state supreme court overturned a lower court decision that had temporarily blocked furlough days for state workers. governor schwarzenegger ordered 150,000 workers to take three unpaid days off per month to save money during the state budget impasse. most state offices will be closed tomorrow and next friday. major deal just announced this morning involving two of silicon valley's most prominent companies. chipmaker intel says it's agreed to buy computer security
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traffic to recover. 880 oakland near the coliseum lanes fine northbound and southbound good to go towards downtown oakland. bay bridge backups, but actually it's improving quite a bit. backed up to the end of of the parking lot. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, after showing you clouds for the last hour, we figured we would kick it up show you some sunshine. so here we are from mount vaca in sunshine. [ laughter ] >> well, we're expecting more sunshine later on today, but for many of you, you are still with clouds. sunshine later on today with warmer temperatures inland and near 90 degrees. mid-60s around the bay and also some temperatures in the mid- 60s along the coast. cooler weather back in the forecast friday, saturday and sunday, for the weekend yeah we are cooling down yet again. and temperatures will rebound monday and also for tuesday.
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welcome back to the "early show," everyone. just ahead, women -- a like it. we'll talk about women and money. oftentimes women are so busy paying those day-to-day bills that the larger financial picture like retirement, saving, planning for emergencies gets knee glebl neglected because we're so busy taking care of people, jeff. look, a girl needs to take care of her feet, too. >> that whole micro/macro thing. there's a new survey out, half of the women say they need help planning for the future. ray martin is here. he'll help us with that. these are tips that work for both sexes although we're
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focusing on the ladies. >> a lot of people still to go on summer vacation. travel can be a dream. sometimes it can be a nightmare, right? so many things can go wrong from getting bumped off a flight to getting sick on a cruise. we're going to tell you what you need to know in order to complain effectively. our peter greenberg is going to show us how to do it the right way. >> no complaint this morning about imagimaggie gyllenhaal. she plays a lot of tough adult characters. this is a role we'll talk about mostly for kids. nanny mcphee. >> it's a fun movie. >> you saw it. >> i did. she plays the mother in it, a frazzled mom of three doing this on her own. her husband's off fighting a war. a role a lot of people can relate to. it's a fun movie. >> she was so good in the jeff bridges movie. >> "crazy heart". >> and nominated for an academy award. >> thank you very much. >> there you have it. >> before we can do that, mr. lonnie quinn standing by
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with a final check of your weather. >> good morning to you, guys. good morning, everybody. all right. all the blue shirts out here. we have a little eharmony action. oh, my goodness, look who's in the middle of the crowd. leeza gibbons, tell me what's happening. >> these are success couples celebrating ten years of eharmony. >> married? >> married, some pregnant. >> how many paernmarriages are responsible for? >> ask the ceo. >> 542 people on an average day in america. >> it's a good thing that's an even day. >> hey, check this out.
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everybody, i hope you make it a great -- look, i'm not the first person who mentioned this, right if. >> no. >> and you have the same birthday? >> same birthday. >> as? >> tiger woods. >> who would have thunk that.
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that's it for weather. a recent study by the prudential company found 95% of women have a role in day-to-day financial decisions at home, but when it comes to long-term planning, most women are actually left out. we're going to help you try to change that. "early show" financial adviser ray martin joining us to help start us on a solid long-term financial plan. >> that's right, erica. >> you're here to help, as always. you took a look at this study. there were a few key points that jumped out at you. >> this is prudential's tenth anniversary on women's behavior study. they found 95% of women were involved in the day-to-day household financial decisions, which is great. among those, 25% said they were the primary decisionmakers when it came to making financial decisions in the household. great progress here. >> but, there's a but in there. i sense it. >> there is. when it came to planning and investing, making decisions about long-term investing and planning for the future -- >> retirement, savings.
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>> exactly. 50% said they need some help. 33% said they need a lot of help. and only less than 20% said that they were very prepared in terms of their own retirement planning. >> but if we're so involved in day-to-day, why are we so lacking in long-term? we're so busy? >> here's my take on it as a financial planner for the last 23 years. women are dealing with buying food for the kids, getting a meal on the table, working a job, bringing home the bacon, trying it up, getting clothes ready for school, get them to the doctor's office. >> this is my life. >> planning vacations. you're living day to day, week to week, month to month. who has time to think about long-term financial planning. >> you need to. that's the bad news you'll help us turn around. >> absolutely. >> how do we navigate that? how do we change our focus or broaden our focus? >> there's aptitude problem here. >> good clarification. >> i want to be clear about that, from my experience here.
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here's what you need to do. first, start on this process. take inventory of all financial accounts and sources of income. where are the accounts? account number, how they're titled, your name, his name. what's the balance of those? cash, bonds, stocks, mutual funds. make a list of that. make a list of all sources of retirement income also. >> is that as simple as writing it down on a sheet of paper, making a word document so it's in front of you with the numbers and names? >> that's where it start. sitting down with a couple of clients two days ago. necessity had 18 accounts. they didn't know they had them. they thought they had ten. you can't manage it, monitor until you do this. >> take inventory of your accounts. you say the next important step is saving. >> i don't say saving for women. i save, baby, save! here's why. women are going to live longer than men, 7 to 12 years and live more years in retirement alone because they're going to outlive their spouse. and their career and savings is likely to be interrupted because they are primary caregivers for children and older parents. all things being equal, women
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need to save 15% to 20% more in retirement savings than men do. they need to focus on saving all the time. even in years where they're out of the work force. >> you also say when you are working, make sure if you can that you are at a job that has retirement benefits. >> it's so important to look for employment with a company that has good compensation but good benefits. flex time off, child care, good health insurance plan, subsidized by the company and generous match in a 401(k) plan and pension benefit so you have continuity of benefits when you are taking time off and build benefits faster, particularly for your own retirement savings. look at the working mother surveys. companies like sas, software company, a great job in this area. >> and one more thing, which sort of tied into this, you say when you go in aas a woman to get that job, have you to negotiate your salary because there's still a huge pay gap. >> you always have to negotiate. when you get an offer, all things being equal, men are more likely to say, i want 20% more
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and they'll get it. women more likely say, okay, i'll take that offer. negotiate your salary and those rays. women need to fight for their right for pay and deserve it. >> when we get that, we bank it, save it. >> absolutely. >> ray martin, thanks. logon to our website at equal to if not better than. we remember that. when you travel anything and everything can go wrong. it can cost you time, money and aggravation. the best way to deal with it is to complain. here to teach us the art of effective complaining is cbs news travel editor peter greenberg. good morning. >> good morning. >> it really is. it's all about how you do it 37. >> it's the finesse of complaining. it's not just complaining. it's how you do it. >> let's go through step by step, ways you can go about it. one of the first aspects of this is who to complain to. a lot of us have no idea.
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>> let's start with the basics. the mantra for me is you never, ever take a no from someone who's not empowered to give you a yes in the first place. >> very good. >> the way the system is set up, unfortunately, is the very first person you contact is only empowered to tell you no. you go up the chain of command. you have to go to the top. you go to the ceo, it's not going to help you. if you write a letter, they'll never see it. you have to figure out who is there? who can actually give you a yes. that'sy where you start. >> you find that person. once you found that who, then you move on to the how. what is most important about the how? >> well, it's how you actually plan your trip and pay for your trip. you don't pay cash. you don't pay with a check. because you can't preserve your right when things go wrong. you have a much better chance if you play with a credit card because under the fair credit billing act you can preserve your right with the creditors by writing a letter saying, i contracted for a service i didn't get. and within 60 days of the actual act, you write to them. then they have 30 days to respond and another 60 days or maybe 90 depending on the
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billing cycle to resolve that issue. >> so, you have a chance then. even if you couldn't get the who on the other side, you can go back on the credit card side. if you make the good argument that you didn't get what you paid for, you may not have to pay. >> and then comes the paper trail. you got to have a paper trail. it's not a question of saying, joe told me. get first and last names. you have to be a good reporter. be nice in the letter. loyalty does count for something here. and then it's who you copy. we'll get to that in a second because you want to not just write one entity, you want to write a few. >> you have a paper trail. you also say carry a camera. >> a camera that will timecode your pictures. if you're renting a car, before you get in that driver's seat, take possession of that car, walk around with your camera. if you see a ding, a dent, you better take a picture of it because you return it to another location they'll think you did it and then there's a $900 bill. >> the camera and the paper. and now let's go back to more of the aspect of how to do -- go about doing this.
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you say, having a really good attitude makes a big difference. >> you have to have a good attitude. you want to be loyal to say, i intend to fly you again. can you help me out here? you're appealing to their sense of fairness, actually. >> right. back to the appropriate people, then, copying. so, you've gone to the person who you think can help. but at the same time, now you're really starting into the mix and writing letters. >> we've got some websites and addresses. there's an faa line. two of them. mostly to deal with safety, maintenance and prayings. the real key is the department of transportation consumer line. those are the guys who will get action done and catalog this stuff by the types of complaints. last but not least, i have to be self-serving here, write me, i love getting those kind of letters because i love making those phone calls to back up your letter, long you've got the paper trail. >> if you're writing a letter, say, for instance to travel company abc and -- but you're backing it up, cc'ing some of the organizations you just put there, they know they had
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probably better pay attention to it. >> at least they will pay attention. how long they pay attention is another story. don't send originals. send copies. >> let's talk about social media because this is so interesting. in the last year or two, how that's come into play. >> huge. exponential, in fact. our friend, david carol, who's been on this show before, a musician who was with his band going to nebraska and some gate agent at chicago said he had to check his guitar. he always takes his guitar as a carry-on. they wouldn't let him on the plane unless he checked it. he did, united airlines broke his guitar. he did three music videos on youtube and it changed his career. did united airlines fix his guitar? no. the taylor guitar people came in. >> and they have been seen by tens of thousands. >> and they're good. >> on our website, i should tell you, we have a comprehensive list of how you can complain, including a sample letter of how
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you can craft one of these complaint letters. >> i like that a lot. for more lessons on how to complain and see that sampbl complaint letter, go to our website, if you've got a good complaint, sent it to peter. now here's erica. >> thanks. maggie gyllenhaal has a dazzling career with wide-ranging roles. she is back now on the big screen. she'll be there tomorrow as a mother of three who gets a magical visitor in "nanny mcphee returns". >> you must be exhausted. do sit down. i'm making some tea. >> i'm sorry. i haven't got any biscuits. >> no one has any biscuits. >> are they all right up there? are they sharing? >> yes. they're sharing very nicely. indeed. i came up with all the arrangements for themselves. >> but that's a miracle. what did you -- how on earth did you do it?
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>> maggie gyllenhaal joins us now. good morning. you're smiling watching that scene. it's a great movie but your character is a woman so many women can relate to. she's a frazzled mother of three, her husband is off fighting a war and she's trying to just put food on the table. >> yeah. i'm a mother of one trying to, you know, manage a career and being aa mother and a house and even just with one child it's sometimes -- >> exhausting. >> -- completely overwhelming. so she's got three kids. two other kids who come to visit. like you said, she's doing it alone. i mean, she literally has a bird's nest in her hair at one point. >> clearly she's neglecting a few things. is that what drew you to the movie? some would say this is a departure for you in terms of your past work. >> well, a couple things drew me. i mean, emma, who i had worked with drew me to the movie. she's an incredible woman and
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wrote a pretty incredible script. i cried a couple of times when i first read it. and also, you know, i did really like the idea that, you know, she -- mrs. greene is really overwhelmed. you know, flailing, even failing sometimes, and yet she's still the heroine and a good mom. >> very loving. >> yeah. the idea that -- you know, that kind of old-fashioned idea that you have to be able to do everything, you know, from the '80s, the '70s and '80s, if you're a working mom you have to do everything perfectly i think is so awful. and such a fantasy. you know, it's impossible. and i like that in this movie they kind of say, you can't do everything perfectly. it's impossible. being a parent is meant to overwhelm you. >> which most parents would relate to. and you mentioned emma thompson also drew you to it. you two have become pretty good friends. >> yeah. >> you at one point spoke to her about this. she said, just forget that idea of trying to have it all. >> one day -- i was just married when i made this movie.
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in fact, we started rehearsal. i got married, came back and shot the movie after our honeymoon. i was just married, didn't have a nanny, pretty little baby, you know, the center of this movie. and emma was just like -- i just had one day where i burst into tears in the makeup trailer which is not like me. i definitely try to keep it all together. and emma just said -- she's also someone who tries to keep it all together and it doesn't work and it will not wok and it will ruin your life to try to keep it all together. it's like you will drop the ball no matter what. that's part of being a human being. i guess i always thought that was true. i sort of knew that somewhere but i didn't live that way. i'm trying to live that way now. >> sometimes it's a little easier, though, when you get that okay from someone that you really do look up to. >> admire, yes, yes, yes. that's true. >> as you mentioned, she wrote a wonderful skipt. the movie is fun, heart-warming, endearing. there is a couple of cute scenes. my understanding is you didn't even see it until you screened
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it. the synchronized swimming pigs. >> no, i wasn't in that scene. of course, when they shot it -- they're showing it right now. >> it's adorable. >> when they shhot it -- no, i didn't see it until the screening. last night i sat with a great girlfriend on one side and my husband on the other side and i looked at their faces during the pig part and they were both like children, like kind of tears in their eyes, looking at this kind of -- you know, like this just delightful thing. >> it is. >> yeah. >> i think it's a perfect word to describe it, delightful, that and the baby elephant, which is also really sweet. your brother jacob, very talented. he said this about you, i'm just trying to catch up to her. that must mean a lot coming from not just someone who is a talented actor in your field, but your brother. >> yeah, yeah. i love my brother. i was just talking to my brother on that video chat -- >> on skype? >> no, on an iphone. >> oh, the new one. >> which is blowing my mind.
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i was like -- he was like, let's -- peter has an iphone. let's do that video chat. i was just talking to him last night. you know, look although his face. he's in california. i just spent a lot of time with my family. i really do adore him. you know, he's my little brother, so i down know if little brothers always feel that way, you know, even though you're adults you always feel a little younger. i still feel like his big sister, even though we're very close in age. >> like his protector? >> yeah, i do. >> that's great. what's next for you? do you get to take a little break? >> yeah, a little break. then we're going to london. i'm going to do a movie about a guy -- the guy who inadvertently invented the vibrator at the turn of the last century. >> that will be a little change from playing mrs. greene. >> yeah, more like my previous work. and then i'm going to do a movie with my husband. >> which we'll be looking for. such a pleasure to have you with us. thanks for coming in this morning. of course the movie is "nanny mcphee returns" opening across the country tomorrow. we'll be right back.
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i would never want to go to jail. it's embarrassing. i had too many drinks and that's what happened. >> and that's what happens. you want to show the picture from "the post"? >> goodness saking. page 3 of "the post" this morning. a shot of snooki in the middle there. we should get a -- just does not look good. >> no. >> in any -- in any way. >> jeff, they wear the hats that way as a fashion statement. >> oh, i don't think it's the hat that's the problem. >> how about the sand coming out of her mouth? >> we should explain. you know, recently she was arrested for public intoxication. and yesterday -- what, yesterday or the day before, she was arrested for bothering people. >> just for being a pest. in case you're not familiar with her, this is snooki on this reality -- on mtv, "jersey
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shore," one of the kids on that show. there he had is again. she's had a lot of attention for the poof on her hair. a tiny girl. and then as you mentioned, harry, that arrest and now really arrested for being a pest? >> being arrested for bothering people. she says, i quote, i was a public nuisance. big deal. well, i don't know -- it is a big deal. >> shockingly enough, the video of the arrest may end up in the series. >> i -- >> oh, imagine that? >> can you believe this may have been done -- >> i find it shocking. >> -- for the show? >> i believe it was july 30th that public intoxication arrest happened right after the premiere. there was talk that perhaps, perhaps, just talk, maybe it was done to drum up a little public l ty. >> are you saying she did it on purpose? >> no, no, i did not. >> tossing on you the possibility. >> everything snooki. have a great day. ,,,,,,
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it is 8:55. good morning, everyone. i'm julie watts with your cbs 5 headlines. furlough fridays are on again. the state supreme court overturned a lower court decision that had temporarily blocked furlough days for state workers. governor schwarzenegger ordered 150,000 workers to take three unpaid days off per month to save money during the state budget impasse. most state offices will be closed tomorrow and next friday. the egg recall because of salmonella contamination is expanding. now up to 380 million eggs from iowa. more than 100 people in the bay area are believed to have gotten sick from eating those bad eggs. a major deal just announced this morning involving two of silicon valley's most prominent companies.
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chipmaker intel says it's agreed to buy computer security giant mcafee for nearly $7.7 billion. the deal still needs approval from mcafee shareholders and federal regulators. traffic and weather right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a serious accident at the dumbarton toll plaza. chp issued a traffic alert. they are saying major injuries with this crash involves a cement truck and pedestrian. the pedestrian was obviously the one seriously injured in this accident. so as far as traffic goes, one of the fastrak lanes is blocked. so it's just beginning to back up now. so only one lane is blocked. you can see from our sensors that live camera it's sluggish heading past 880. so watch out for that. san mateo bridge is a good alternate in the meantime. everything is flowing nicely towards the peninsula. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. let's check on that forecast. cloudy skies, check. yeah, still got that. drizzle along the coast, check. delays at sfo, check-check. 30 minutes if you are flying out this morning. delays on arrivals. seven-day forecast, 90 degrees today inland, warming up, plenty of sunshine. 66 at the bay, 64 coast, cooler
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